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Lao Plane Crash Kills 49; Bad Weather Blamed

Lao authorities are blaming bad weather for the crash of a state-run airlines flight that killed all 49 people on board. The Lao Airlines ATR-72 turboprop plane was flying Wednesday from the capital, Vientiane, to the southern town of Pakse when it crashed into the Mekong River. The CEO of Lao Airlines (Somphone Douangdara) expressed condolences to the families of the victims during a news conference on Thursday. "We are currently conducting search and rescue missions to recover parts ...

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